Moray School Bank helps school children of Moray to help each other

Moray School Bank is run by a group of volunteers who offer new school uniform and warm winter clothing to children living in financial hardship in Moray. Their aim is to help all children to be equals, to reach their full potential in school and to try to alleviate some family stress by assisting with the provision of school and winter clothes.

In order to do this they ask for donations from the public. They ask for school clothing and winter clothes, preferably new and in packaging. They are looking for :
school skirts/pinafores, school trousers, school shirts/polo shirts, school jumpers/cardigans, jackets, school shoes, gym t-shirts, jogging bottoms/shorts/leggings, indoor gym shoes, scarves/hats/gloves, underwear (must be new and in packaging), tights/socks (must be new and in packaging), school bags, pencil cases and contents, lunch boxes and water bottles.

Donations can be made at Tesco Keith, Keith Dental Practice, any Moray Foodbank drop off point as well as other locations across Moray. They also accept gift cards for school clothes/shoe retailers as well as ‘as new’ clothes. If you are donating ‘as new’ clothes please contact Moray School Bank to arrange for a volunteer to collect them, rather than taking them to a drop off point.

If you would prefer to help with a monetary donation then you can send these via Paypal using info@morayschoolbank.org, or you can send an Amazon gift card. Please visit the donations section of the website for more information.

In addition, Moray School Bank organise fundraisers, which although is overseen by a trustee member, is driven by the ideas and creativity of the children of Moray and aims to allow children to help their peers. If your child would like to help with fundraising please contact them. They also welcome the help of adults. They are currently running a 6 month project, Speyside Artybition and have a disco and karaoke and family quiz coming up in February and March.

Moray School Bank also have a textile recycling point in Rothes, which as they receive £400 per tonne of clothes, can be used to purchase more school and winter clothes for kids across Moray.

Another way of helping Moray School Bank is to fund raise while you shop via easyfundraising.org.uk. This is a site that doesn’t cost you a penny but every time you shop gives a donation to your chosen charity. For more information please visit the website.

If you feel you would benefit from assistance from Moray School Bank then you must be referred by a school or any agency working with your child/ren or family. Forms to do this can be found in the referral section of the website, and will only be completed with your consent. Proof of earnings and/or benefits is not asked for as the referring agency will be aware of your circumstances. Once the referral is received the Moray School Bank will make contact with you to discuss your requirements further.

Moray School Bank can be contacted on the following, as well as via https://www.morayschoolbank.org/https://www.facebook.com/MoraySchoolBank/ and https://twitter.com/@morayschoolbank :

Moray School Bank
26 Land Street
Rothes
Moray
AB38 7BA
Tel: 07884036803
email: info@morayschoolbank.org